US 1969 John Wesley Powell 6c. Scott. 1374

US 1969 John Wesley Powell 6c. Scott. 1374

Series: John Wesley Powell Issue

Stamp details: Major Powell Exploring Colorado River, 1869

Issued date: 01-08-1969 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 6c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1374
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1361
Michel (Germany): 984
Yvert et Tellier (France): 877

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Giori Press

Stamp Colors: Black, ocher and light blue
Perforation: Perf 11 x 11

Themes: Explorers, Sports, Canoeing, Hills, River

Total print: 135,875,000 (estimate)

Description:- John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) was an American geologist, U.S. Army soldier, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for his 1869 geographic expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first official U.S. government-sponsored passage through the Grand Canyon.